KEVIN Bond has resigned as manager as Southend United.

The 62-year-old has lost all six of his League One matches in charge of the Shrimpers.

But chairman Ron Martin was keen to thank Bond for his efforts after keeping the club in League One last season. 

"Kevin is a sincere professional coach with huge experience in the industry," said Martin.

"His accomplishments in keeping the club in League One last season needs to be acknowledged and will long be remembered by the club’s supporters.

"Unfortunately the euphoria experience at the end of last season has not translated to the pitch so far this season.

"However, I remain confident that the players we have at Southend United, including the strong signings made by Kevin Bond, will enable a successful season under the guidance of a new manager.

"The search for that individual commences today.”